National Rating Day 2020 - Virtual Sessions
This year’s National Rating Day takes place in the shadow of COVID 19. With venues remaining closed and working from home still the norm, we have reviewed and updated the 2020 programme and are now running three, two hour virtual sessions.
|14 September 2020||Virtual Conference - Session 1|
|29 September 2020||Virtual Conference - Session 2||£75||BOOK|
|20 October 2020||Virtual Conference - Session 3||£75||BOOK|
Note: All prices are to be paid in GBP and are subject to VAT at the prevailing rate
Booking Note: Each session must be booked one at a time. If you missed Session 1, it will be available shortly on-demand
Having stood the test of time, in one form or
another, for over 400 years, the Rating system faces significant challenges.
And while, in the words of the UK Supreme Court, it has proved remarkably
resilient and adaptable to technological developments and new forms of
property, the question of whether it can continue to do so in the face of so
much change has never been so uncertain.
Important questions around the daily activities of Check Challenge Appeal, government policy and changes to rating law remain and must be answered. But, with a fundamental review underway and the introduction of extensive relief measures that have seen almost half of all ratepayers taken out of liability entirely, these questions are joined by more existential inquiries around the future of the rating system itself.
- Josh Myerson, Partner and Head of Rating, Montagu Evans LLP; Vice President, The Rating Surveyors' Association
- Alistair Townsend, Consultant, Wilks Head & Eve
- Dan Kolinsky QC, Barrister, Landmark Chambers
- Tim Johnson, Senior Director, CBRE
- Nick Cooper, Business Rates Revaluation Team Leader, Local Taxation Division, MHCLG
- John Boulton, Manager, Technical Strategy, Executive, ICAEW (The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales)
SESSION 2 - TUESDAY 29 SEPTEMBER
Welcome and Introduction from the Conference Chairman - Josh Myerson
Funding Local Government - Alistair Townsend
- Billing authorities have been the outlet by which Government offered grants and exemptions
- They too have had to adapt to CV19
- But what’s been happening to their resources?
- How has the pandemic affected their funding?
- With the reliefs and exemptions for business, what impact has it had on local government finances and budgets?
- What does local government seek from HMT’s fundamental review?
- Questions and answers
Rating Case Law - Dan Kolinsky QC
- A review of cases
Question and Answers
SESSION 3 - TUESDAY 20 OCTOBER
Welcome and Introduction from the Conference Chairman - Tim Johnson
Rating Legislation and Rating in A Tax Context
Update and Review of Rating Policy - Nick Cooper
- Past reviews have we had in the past 10 years, what makes this last year potentially different?
- The report from the Treasury Select committee
- The Scottish Barclay Review and its implementation
- Welsh divergence
- Election promises from manifesto to reality?
- Changes to NNDR and Government responses to CV19
Business Rates in the Tax Context - John Boulton
- HMRC stats, other material in the public domain
- How does rating fill the treasury pot and its contribution to the overall tax base
- The impact of tax of business
- The Government response to COVID 19, from a business perspective.
- What does business need now?
COVID-19 – Businesses route to recovery, what does
business need in in April 2021. How
business rates can help or hinder.
HM Treasury Fundamental Review of Business Rates: Is this the real thing? - Josh Myerson
Question and Answers